Festival Chorus

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus is a 150-voice ensemble that performs with The Philly POPS under the direction of Jeff Kern, Head of the Vocal Division for University of the Arts.

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus began performing in 2002 and performs with the POPS orchestra during the annual Christmas concert series and Broadway series. The chorus has performed with many professional artists including Faith Prince, Capathia Jenkins, Ashley Brown, Lisa Howard, Lauren Kennedy, Rachel York, Alice Ripley, Ann Hampton Callaway, and The von Trapp Family Children.

The Festival Chorus is an auditioned, volunteer organization composed of singers ranging from high school students to retired professionals.

Interested in auditioning to join the Philly POPS Festival Chorus?

To schedule an audition call Jason Ward, Senior Manager of Engagement at 215.735.2841.


Join us:

Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Merriam Theater Building
250 South Broad Street, Room 506

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus will perform in Blockbuster Broadway with David Charles Abell, February 24-26, 2017 and be featured on music from: Hairspray, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Mamma Mia!

To Audition: prepare 16 measure of a song in any style, please bring sheet music. The audition will also consist of sight-reading. Basic music reading skills and choral singing experience are required. Current members of the POPS Festival Chorus do not need to audition.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings at St. Lukes and the Epiphany starting January 10 from 7-10pm.

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Festival Chorus